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Abd al-Sattar Qasim

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Jordan
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1948
  • Age: 74
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Abd al-Sattar Tawfiq Qassem al-Khadr Khaliliah (born on Dhu al-Qi’dah 18, 1367 AH / September 21, 1948 in Deir al-Ghusun - died on Jumada al-Akhirah 19 Jumada al-Akhirah 1442 AH / February 1, 2021 in Nablus) is a Palestinian writer, thinker, political analyst, and academic, and Professor of Political Science and Palestinian Studies at the University of National success in Nablus, and he is known for his rejection of the settlement with Israel and criticism of the Palestinian National Authority.

Abd al-Sattar Qassem was born after the 1948 Nakba War during the Jordanian administration of the West Bank in the town of Deir al-Ghusun in the Tulkarm district. He received his primary education at Deir al-Ghosoun School, then moved to the city of Tulkarm, where he studied middle and high school at the Al-Fadiliyah School in the city, and finished high school in the scientific section in the same school during the setback war in 1967 under the impact of the Israeli bombing of the school and the city.

In February 1968, he joined the American University in Cairo, where he obtained in 1972 a bachelor's degree in political science, then a master's degree in political science from Kansas State University, then a master's degree in economics from the University of Missouri, and a doctorate in political philosophy from the University of Missouri. Missouri also in 1977.

Qassem worked at the University of Jordan at the rank of assistant professor in 1978, and his services were terminated after a year and a half (in 1979) for political reasons following the Israeli invasion of southern Lebanon. He worked as a professor of political science at An-Najah National University in Nablus since 1980. He also worked as a part-time professor at both Birzeit, and Al-Quds University. He retired from teaching from An-Najah National University in 2013.

He ran in November 2004 for the 2005 Palestinian presidential elections, but withdrew from it in December of the same year.

He is married to Amal Faisal Al-Ahmad and has two sons and daughters: Muhammad, Mays, Faisal, and Samah.



Achievements and Awards

In 1984 he received the Abdul Hameed Shoman Prize in the field of political science.


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